Black Friday is almost here, and if you're looking to find huge savings on outstanding games, and the consoles to play them on, we've got a rundown of the stores offering the best deals this holiday weekend.
You can't play the games if you don't have a console, so let's start with some of the best offers that will get a system in your hands. Toys R Us is among many stores that will offer a PlayStation 3, along with family friendly cooperative games LittleBigPlanet 2 and Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, for just $199. However, Toys R Us is the only store we found that throws in a second controller for free.
If a Wii is tops on your list, there are a few good options to choose from. Wal-Mart is the only retailer who will sell a special blue Nintendo Wii, and it costs just $99.96. If blue isn't your thing, K-Mart will offer a black Wii bundled with smash hit New Super Mario Bros. Wii for $149. K-Mart members will also get a $35 gaming coupon with that deal.
If the family is begging for an Xbox 360, head over to GameStop and pick one up for just $149. If you pair that with the $99 Xbox Kinect deal from Target , you will have the console, Kinect, and four fun games for under $250. For the grown-ups, K-Mart will bundle the system with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for $199.
There are also a bevy of deals available for the handheld Nintendo 3DS. Best Buy is among the many who will sell a limited edition black 3DS with a Legend of Zelda design, along with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They'll also have a special red 3DS with the new Super Mario 3D Land. Each bundle sells for $179.
There are big discounts across the board for some of this year's most popular games. Wal-Mart will have Gears of War 3 , Battlefield 3 , and Madden 12 for just $28. Toys R Us will have a deal where you can buy one game on PS3, Wii, or 360, and get another for $5. They will also have a buy one get one free deal for 3DS games.
Now that you've got the system and you've got the games, it's time for the extras to make your gaming experience complete. Spare controllers are marked down at every store, and Sears is among the many who will offer PS3 DualShock wireless controllers in numerous colors for $34.99 each. GameStop will sell a PS3 "New Owner's Kit" for $59.99, which includes a wireless controller, charging cable, and HDMI cable. Toys R Us will have a slew of controllers for all three systems at 40% off. HHGregg will be among the retailers offering three months of Xbox Live Gold service for $12.99, a savings of almost 50%.
For anyone who has thought about getting a new video game system this holiday season, the deals available are impossible to ignore. Great savings on systems, games, and accessories mean almost anyone can get in the game without breaking their budget.
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